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Flyway is officially published, and sighted in bookstores! So for August’s calendar I wanted to do something that would be a nod to it.
I thought about illustrating the mysterious lanternbush, but then decided that since I so often play with fairly European-inflected fairy-tale plants, I should try my hand at some more Australian varieties. So this improbable vine has flowers to varying degrees suggested by many of my favourites — bottle brush and Geraldton wax, banksia and silky oak and flame tree, rice flower and native jasmine and several varieties of wattle, bluebells and gum and box, something that hangs over fences near here, and everlasting daisies.
I particularly like the undercolours on this, and one day I will remember to design for that first.
I’ve also put it up on Redbubble as a print, as well as a repeating pattern on various items (including masks):
(I have to wait for the test swatches to be printed and posted, but it will be on Spoonflower fabrics/wallpapers eventually — they also have pre-made masks and mask-making kits.) Edit: It is now up on Spoonflower: Wandering Wildflowers.
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